We were looking forward to watching fireworks last night from Ensign Peak. However, plans changed. It started raining, like seriously raining and I didn't really want to become soaked while on the mountain.
So we head to McDonald's to use their Wi-Fi and look up which parks are having firework displays. Liberty Park was and lucky for us, we were close. We start driving towards the park. It is still raining so we were hoping to find a place that we could watch from the car. Well, the roads are packed. People are parking in the middle of the street and then the cars are driving down the turning lane. All of the neighborhood streets are completely filled. There is no where to go and cars are everywhere. So Casey decided instead of searching the streets to go to the park itself. We see parking available! Yeah!! Now all we have to do is find an entrance.
There is no entrance. My sister suggested that we just pick up our wheels and have Hank (the car) tip-toe across the grass and curb. Casey wouldn't go for it. We keep driving around the park (and this park is huge to say the least) and we finally see an entrance. We are so close! Yeah!! Two, maybe three cars ahead of us before we got to the entrance, someone barricades it off. What?! The park is the only place with parking--why are they closing it?
We are running out of ideas. The roads are still not moving anywhere and we can't park. Plus, there are way to many super tall, thick trees everywhere. So we can't see the fireworks from where we are at because the trees don't make great windows. All of the sudden we hear the boom, boom, boom but see nothing. We missed the firework show because of someone closing the parking lot and all the trees. Lame.
So yesterday, started with watching the Days of 47 parade and celebrating the pioneers and ended with Christmas in July. It wasn't exactly what we had planned but still a great memory filled with laughter, no fireworks and Santa.